Minor preparations before trip abroad

A few minor preparations can meet travelers two to four weeks before the trip abroad, so that in the end everything stays stress-free. Shortly before the trip, when it comes down to suitcase packing, some things quickly fall into oblivion. So that does not happen, travelers should just before the foreign leave in time to prepare, then everything works smoothly and, above all, stress-free.

Things that can be done two to four weeks before vacation

• Organize the first-aid kit, get fresh medicines
• Prepare toilet bag, get care products in travel size
• Get foreign currency if necessary
• Inform familiar people about the planned trip, deposit the keys and leave the holiday address


• Organize holiday mailbox or ask someone who regularly picks up the mail from the mailbox
• Unsubscribe newspaper
• Organize gardening
• Organize houseplant care
• Regulate pet supply
• Check the wardrobe for completeness
• Check travel equipment for functionality and completeness

This can be done by travelers just before the trip

One to two days before departure, when the travel fever really starts to rise, foreign travelers can make some final preparations.

•Copy all travel documents and take them separately from the originals. You may also take pictures that the traveler can save on their smartphone.
•Scans the documents, the holidaymaker can also save in his e-mail inbox. So he has access to it worldwide.

•Note important addresses and telephone numbers and save them in your smartphone.
•Pay open bills that are due during your vacation.
•Prepare the answering machine, for security reasons do not leave an absence message, but set up the remote inquiry.
•Put the car well, do not let it stop you. The same applies to two-car or other vehicles, if no garage is available. Possibly tourists can put their vehicle or their vehicles with friends for the time of the trip.
•Remove perishable food from the fridge, either eat it or give it to the neighbor.

Who travels abroad by car – Checklist for the road trip

Have inspection carried out
Are warning triangle, safety vest, first aid kit in the car? Is everything complete?
If necessary, take the handsfree kit with you
Take navigation system and accessories with you


Pack reserve key
Take ice scraper in winter
Research regulations in the country of destination for winter tires, snow chains, etc. and upgrade the car if necessary
Bring drinks for the ride

For road trips:

Plug in driver’s license, international driver’s license and registration

Put road maps in the car

Insert important documents at hand

Pack booking documents, such as the hotel reservation or flight confirmation, and plug in the train and train tickets

For more travel tips read in our prevoius post about things that should be on every foreign travel checklist!